I ought to wake up every day amazed
That I and countless creatures are alive,
For which some Grand Intelligence be praised,
And may this cosmic enterprise survive!
It is the greatest mystery of all:
How evolution brought us into being,
This Earth and sundry creatures great and small
By arcane means as yet beyond our seeing.
Still, we are nothing if not curious,
Determined to find out the how and why.
Of everything intelligence can suss,
Though ancient prohibitions may deny.
We are the means by which the universe may find
What secrets lie in our Creator’s mind.